Maui Coronavirus Updates

Temporary Closure Extended For Hawaiʻi Libraries

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Molokaʻi Public Library. HSPLS photo

In compliance with Governor Ige’s third Supplementary Proclamation regarding COVID-19, the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System is making the following changes to services.

  • All public library locations and bookmobile services will be suspended from March 18  to May 5, 2020.
  • All book drops continue to be closed. We are asking everyone to hold on to our library materials until we open again.

Library Materials

Due dates and holds have been automatically extended.

  • All items (including DVDs and HotPicks) checked-out starting March 16th will have a due date of May 13, 2020.
  • No fines will be charged for items due between March 18 and May 6, 2020. For holds that you placed that haven’t been filled yet, we are extending the requests to make sure you still get what you want after we reopen.
  • For holds that are already waiting for you at your favorite library, we are extending holds to May 13th  so you can pick them up after we reopen.
  • All email notifications are turned off right now. Notifications will resume once we reopen.
  • No new holds will be taken until we reopen.

Library Cards

Library cards with $10 or more in fines and fees will still have access to all online resources. And all library cards that have expired will be extended, and can be renewed when we reopen.


Online Resources
Online resources are available here 24/7. The online collection includes:


Enjoy our free resources using your library card!

I just want to talk with someone:

If you have questions or would like to talk with someone, call 808-586-3500 or 1-800-390-3611 (toll-free for neighbor islands), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


“We know these changes may be difficult, but we will continue to find ways to support you!  Updates and alerts will be posted as they occur,” a press release from the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System read.

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